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DF9BB22860C5C0CF872586DB0001BA31 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1068

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 19, 2021      
Location SCR 357



HB21-1068 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:18:53 PM  
Senator Moreno, prime
sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1068.
The
bill adds a requirement, as part of mandatory health insurance coverage
of preventive health care services, that health plans cover an annual mental
health wellness examination of up to 60 minutes that is performed by a
qualified mental health care provider. The coverage must:

  • Be
    comparable to the coverage of a physical examination;
  • Comply
    with the requirements of federal mental health parity laws; and

  • Not
    require any deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance for the mental health
    wellness examination.

06:31:18 PM  
Ms. Kaitlyn Tollefson,
Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
06:39:19 PM  
Ms. Jean Greenberg,
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - Colorado Chapter, testified
in support of the bill.
06:40:00 PM  
Marisa Beltran, Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
06:41:38 PM  
Ms. Sarah Staron, Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
06:44:41 PM  
Kelly Erb, Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
06:46:35 PM  
Stephanie Beltran,
Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.  Additional written
testimony may be found at Attachment P.
06:48:34 PM  

Senator Ginal  commented about the bill.  Senator Moreno, prime sponsor, provided closing remarks.



06:52:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1068 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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